Pueo's Osteria

4.4
934 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pueo’s Osteria, located in Waikoloa Village, is an Italian-inspired, inviting restaurant that provides great food in a delightful environment. The Chef focuses on the finest Italian products paired with seafood, produce and meats from boutique farms (sourced locally whenever possible), including “farm-fresh” products from local farmers’ markets.

The Pueo is a local, indigenous owl which represents the Chef"s focus on dinner and serving food until midnight. Pueo's Osteria caters to locals, visitors and serves late to welcome service industry personnel. Engaging service, approachable pricing, great flavors and a lively atmosphere await at Pueo’s Osteria – food, wine & fun … where the night owls meet.
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Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, although we weren't tpp hingary after a big mid-afternoon fish and lobster sandwich at Kona Fish Grill. Quieter outside in protected patio.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter dinner. Just wish they opened earlier!

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ES
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good spot away from the resorts... reasonable prices. Really good food! We’ll go back for sure.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful dinner at Pueo’s last night! Everything we ordered was delicious (calamari, kale salad, special pasta and pizza + wine), and they even brought steamed green beans for our 10-mo son. The service and food were both truly excellent.

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SD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner with two friends on a busy Monday night - so glad we had reservations. Our appetizers and pizza were delicious! Good service and generous portions. Would definitely return on a future visit to Kona.

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JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were on time and seated immediately. My husband ordered a beer and it was not even cold. We ordered our meals at the same time we ordered salad and soup. The salad and soup were served timely but after waiting over 45 minutes we asked about our entrees. My husband's spaghetti was cold my wild boar dish was partially hot and cold. We will not be going back.

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GP
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner, as always.
Great place to go, food always fresh and creative.

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N
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place! We’ve been regulars since they opened.

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JH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We split the short ribs. Great smoked flavor. The tomato soup was to die for.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime on the Big Island we enjoy coming to Pueo’s. We love the place, the food, sauce, fruits, desserts & the people.
One of the many reasons we want to move to the Big Island.

Mahalo!

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AH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food selections. They could have more pasta selections without meat. No spaghetti without having meatballs. The noodles are made in house and are excellent. The soup was excellent but overpriced at $12 for the bowl.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I am somewhat disappointed to give this review as I love this restaurant. We started with the shrimp appetizer which I did not care for but my wife liked. I had the Stinko (lamb shank) my wife the gnocchi. I throughly enjoyed mine. My wife felt the gnocchi was a bit greasy. It took close to 30 minutes to get our drink order. To the point where I almost called it quits and left. The guys next to us received their drinks after there salads. Hung in there though and really enjoyed my dinner. Must have been a new bartender.

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GP
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to eat. Excellent food and service.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.
Live locally, I bring all my out of town guests here for at least one meal.
Often call in and get pizza to go

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Some ambiance
But no views.
Little spendy for the meals.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service. Had the spaghetti and it was awesome! Piping hot and full of flavor. The bread they brought out with the oil and vinegar was really good too. I recommend.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Be careful what you order I ordered cannelloni I think it was pew made left in the fridge and then heated up to serve I had to cut it with my knife . Over all if cooked to order it’s not bad. A lot my wife and I should have split our meal

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our third trip to the restaurant this month. It has been consistently very good. All of our meals have been prepared and presented very well. A great find for moderately priced Italian food on the Big Island

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J
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Home made noodles are the start. Italian food with an amazing menu. The best Italian food on Hawaii.

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K
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always exceptional. I love the eggplant Parmesan, caprese salad and the delicious hamakua mushrooms.
Connor, our waiter took very good care of us.

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always one of our favorites

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Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A a very nice meal. Cocktails were excellent. Server was very friendly and welcoming.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good with kids

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food! Tough to find in the back of the shopping area but worth it when you get there.

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HM
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their gluten free pizza was fantastic! Great service too. We loved sitting on the patio to eat - thank you!

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JD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have eaten here a number of times over the past 12 years. It has gone downhill, judging from this week's dinner. The order wasn't right and the meat was well-done, even after sending it back to be recooked. Rather than comp the meal, they removed the value of the steak, which we didn't eat. The pasta was fine, but the vegetables (green beans and broccoli) were raw.

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NJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good but our service was horrendous. We were never told the evenings specials, offered a drink, had our water glasses filled or offered bread. Definitely not worth the drive!

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OB
London
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is off the radar for our friends who travel to the Big Island, but judging from the crowd the other night the locals certainly know a very good Italian restaurant when they find one. The food is very well done - we particularly enjoyed the lamb shank with perfect saffron risotto and the baked gnocchi with sausage. The caprese salad with pesto and burrata instead of mozzarella was dreamy. The choice of Italian wines was broad and interesting, even by the glass. Looking forward to coming back next year!

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AH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!

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GH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great Italian bistro with an island twist. Pueo's food is excellent. Made from scratch and never disappointing. Their meatballs are a gem in their Marinara sauce. Its a lively place for friends and family to gather. Its always on our list of go-to restaurants when we are in Kona-Kohala .

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K
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Our server Courtney was wonderful.

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MS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we were welcomed by the friendly Chandler (she was so great, we asked) until the moment we left, our experience was top notch. It was fun watching the staff work as a team...even saw Chandler helping clear/set tables. Our server, Courtney, was spectacular. The food was excellent, and prepared to meet allergy needs. All in all...a great visit. We will be back.

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R
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious as usual. Courtney was our server and she is excellent.

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RC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Decent food, but definitely not worth the price. Ordered a Mac and cheese for my child , we had to send it back (terrible) paid for bread service ( nothing special) wife and I both had heartburn the rest of the evening. $130 dinner

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was a mixed bag, I bought vegan pizza, as did a friend, and it could have been a frozen pizza out of a box. My wife ordered chicken Milanese which was a large portion and delicious. I was married to an Italian, and travelled in Italy many times, and the food is a poor comparison. ,I find that the restaurant is consistently pretentious and over rated.

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B
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was full. Obviously a popular place. It was very loud. Perhaps they could invest in some acoustical treatment to help deaden some of the noise. The server was pleasant. The food was good.

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DS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! We enjoyed the eggplant and short ribs very much.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. I will definitely return.

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Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This used to be our favorite restaurant on the Big Island, but last nights the menu wasn’t as inspired and the food wasn’t as good as it used to be. Food is also more expensive. $6 for a small bread service is ridiculous. Some dishes were very good, but the pizza missed the mark as did the shirt rub. The beef was dry. My pistachio gelato was horrible. I sent it back and they didn’t charge us. It was full of water crystals and tasted awful. The only good notes, my husband soup was good and the pasta dishes were cooked perfectly. Sad to say I’m not sure we will come back.

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JD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going here! The food is amazingly prepared and we always have great service.

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